President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed on Friday a decree authorizing the State Concern “Turkmengas” to sign a contract with “Turkmen Petroleum Products Trade DMCC” (UAE) to provide services to increase natural gas production in 30 wells operating in the Dovletabad field.
The large Dovletabad field located in Mary province was discovered in 1982 with initial gas reserves of 1.3 trillion cubic meters. In the 90s of the twentieth century, this field was the main source of gas export of Turkmenistan.
Currently, natural gas produced at the field is sent both to domestic consumers and for export supplies.
Turkmenistan exports natural gas to China and the Russian Federation. Further diversification of gas exports will be ensured by the implementation of the project for the construction of the transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India. The raw material source for this route will be the giant Galkynysh field.